Former Waco High football kicking specialist Lin Elliott was back at home Thursday, November 5, to present a special gift to his alma mater. Elliott, who played college football at Texas Tech University and pro football for the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, presented Waco High School a commemorative Superbowl 50th Anniversary Golden Football.
This year, the NFL is honoring all players who participated in the Super Bowl by presenting commemorative trophies to the high school from which they graduated. Elliott was a 1988 graduate of Waco High. He has already been inducted into the Waco ISD Athletic Hall of Fame and the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Fame.
Elliott was one of the top place kickers in Texas Tech history during his career as a Red Raider from 1988-91. An All-Southwest Conference selection in 1991, Elliott matched the Texas Tech single-season record with 17 field goals in 1991, a record that remained in place until 2013. Elliott remains one of the Texas Tech all-time greats to this day after recording 40 field goals and 100 extra points during his career. He went on be an instrumental part of a Dallas Cowboys team that won Super Bowl XXVII.